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Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1130 Cleveland St., Clearwater. An exhibit of works by five members of The Exhibiting Society of Artists is on display from Friday, Nov. 16, through Dec. 27. The artists are Gloria Agnese, Mary Silvia, Nicholas Soldo, Sheri Salin and Kyu Yamamoto. The exhibit is open during Chamber business hours. Call 727-768-0744.

Gallery Enormous, 540 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-551-9865). Art in the House, a weekend show and sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity, takes place Nov. 16-18, with a catered reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The multimedia exhibit includes works by potter David Greenbaum, industrial artist Frank Strunk III, painter Joanna Coke and wood artisan Kerry Hudson. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.

Michael Murphy Gallery, 2722 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-902-1414). Florida landscape master Peter Pettegrew exhibits new works that capture the everyday beauty of Florida's wilderness. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and runs through Dec. 7. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Purple Moon, 833 Douglas Ave., Dunedin (727-738-1540). This bar and regular music venue plays host to the Feel Good Art Series featuring local artists the third Sunday of every month. From noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 18, the featured artist is Dunedin resident Dortha Forrester, who'll exhibit her works in acrylic and oil. Admission is free. Call 727-738-1540.

Snooty Judy's Gallery for the Open Mind, 514 Skinner Blvd., Dunedin (727-734-9835). The Fourth Annual Owners' Show features sculpture and photography by Judy Vienneau, steel works by Rick Tuisku and paintings by the couple's daughter, Alexandra Tuisku. A reception takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. See the gallery at www.openmindart.com.

Ongoing

531 Central Fine Arts, 531 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-822-2787). Landscapes of the Mind is a special retrospective exhibition honoring the work of deceased St. Petersburg native Richard Protovin. The show features Protovin's oil paintings and watercolors, and a video display of several of his animated films. The show runs through Dec. 5. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.531central.com.

Adrian Howard Galleries, at the Suncoast Resort Hotel, 3000 34th St. S., St. Petersburg (727-865-6906). The Heart and Art of America is a group exhibition featuring works by Ron Jacobson, Thomas Bouchelle, Michael Chestnut and Ron Reams. The exhibit runs through Nov. 30. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 1 p.m. to midnight Friday; and 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

Artists Unlimited, in the Channel District, 223 N. 12th St., Tampa (813-229-5958). Life in Stone is an exhibit of more than two dozen hand-carved sculptures by artists from Zimbabwe, Africa. The exhibit runs through Jan. 30. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Pete (727-822-7872). Three shows open the Arts Center's holiday season: Celebrations, the Center's annual holiday show; Full Circle, a solo exhibit of new collages by Josette Urso; and Dangerous Curves, sculptural works by Paul Larned. The holiday show displays works that make great gifts, including photographs by Ric David, pottery by Charlie Parker and limited edition hand-printed holiday cards. Urso's new works are circular collages made of cut, patterned and textured paper. Larned's hot-sculpted glass works incorporate wood and metal, and capture a primal look and brittle beauty. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, through Saturday.

Centre Gallery, in USF's Phyllis P. Marshall Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa (813-974-5464). Breeder's Playground, an installation by Michelle Rehrig, runs through Nov. 30. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Davidson Fine Art, 725 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-827-1888). The Beat Generation, an exhibit of collectibles and works by notable beat writers, includes original art, manuscripts, letters and books by Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti, Baraka, Creely, Rivers and Bukowski. The show's producer and collection owner, Dr. William Plumley, has also been published broadly in newspapers and literary journals (most recently The Chicago Review) and has edited five anthologies of folklore, poetry and fiction. The show runs through Jan. 10. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin (727-298-3322). Wheels: Artists and Automobiles examines America's obsession with wheels, and addresses the artistry, mystique and cultural impact of the automobile. The exhibit runs through March 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit the center at www.DFAC.org.

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